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by dblake
Mon May 29, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: service due
Replies: 8
Views: 5204

Re: service due

Try giving Simon at Contract Mechanics a call. Not quite​ Oxfordshire but not far. Had him service mine and change the brake pads a couple of months ago.

http://igmaynard.co.uk/blog/2016/04/11/ ... nd-repair/
by dblake
Fri May 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Camping Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 3052

Re: Camping Cake

This one is so simple its not true, and by crikey its a solid scoff. Make one of these before you go off Bongoing and I recon it would see you through a weekend. :D http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bara_brith_33441 Baked it today and very nice it is too, even without butter on. I'm no bake off hop...
by dblake
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Chilterns, Thames Valley & Cotswolds
Topic: Bongo mechanic/garage for servicing in the south Bucks area
Replies: 5
Views: 7572

Re: Bongo mechanic/garage for servicing in the south Bucks area

Sorry in being late in getting to this thread but i think the place you're referring to is Contract Mechanics. They do advertise on here and are based near a village called Harbury - not far from M40 J12 (Gaydon). Used them quite a few times (stuff like head, radiator, sills) and Simon is very helpf...
by dblake
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Intermittent tap problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: Intermittent tap problem

I had the same issue, intermittent working gradually getting worse. Had a bit of a try at ruling out the various parts by a process of elimination. My power is via a 12v socket in the back so tried that with my powered cool box to prove i had current. Checked the pump by disconnecting the tap and po...
by dblake
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Screen wash not working. :-(
Replies: 12
Views: 2866

Re: Screen wash not working. :-(

However if it is the pumps, you might need to do a search for the exact one but the Subaru pump works and is infinitely cheaper than the Bongo one (ohhhh it's an import, lets double the price). Look on eBay for the Bongo one and compare the pictures for the Subaru (I think it was Imprezza). The pip...
by dblake
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Interior light led swap
Replies: 32
Views: 7142

Re: Interior light led swap

Was considering changing my centre bulb for LED but unsure of the procedure/complexity so the Amazon LED bulb is a great spot. =D> What made me consider it was the centre light occasionally not coming on; would be working fine when switched to the on position but then the next time wouldnt come on a...
by dblake
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: France - Breakdown Cover
Replies: 16
Views: 4558

Re: France - Breakdown Cover

Can highly recommend ADAC for your trip to France. We broke down in mid France last year and they shipped our Bongo home and provided most of our travel costs. You need to translate the site into english as they're based in germany but it's the best I've found so worth the hassle http://www.adac.de...
by dblake
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: internet on the go (again!)
Replies: 49
Views: 16210

Re: internet on the go (again!)

Just a reminder that Three mobile have extended their "feel at home" promotion to include France now. http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home?intid=3mainfahrbn1501 So if you buy a PAYG data sim here you can used the data allowance over there. Just need to make sure your Mi-Fi/Dongle has ...
by dblake
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Breakdown Insurance
Replies: 42
Views: 27858

Re: Breakdown Insurance

An update based on my call to 2gether yesterday.
They no longer will cover vehicles over 10 years old on European trips.
Which I guess rules us all out now :(
by dblake
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: France - Breakdown Cover
Replies: 16
Views: 4558

Re: France - Breakdown Cover

I've just used Aria Assistance (formerly Europ Assist) & it cost about £50 for 14 days cover. Not sure if there is a vehicle age restriction as mine is only 12 years old. RAC/AA/Green Flag quotes ranged from £70 to £180 for same cover and many of the companies I tried online didn't have Bongo liste...
by dblake
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: France - Breakdown Cover
Replies: 16
Views: 4558

Re: France - Breakdown Cover

Have just tried to buy their European breakdown cover for £75. Despite what the website says and the fact they were about to take my money they do not cover vehicles over 10 years old for European Breakdown. I thought to give then a call just before i hit the pay button! So my search for cover conti...
by dblake
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine

all the nearside ones are showing the same part number =D> . and the front 2 on the off side. http://lushprojects.com/bongopartsmk2/code=6630A&cat=a2ajra05&vin=&imgno=.html#6 Thanks for that. Am in Falmouth currently but will have time to swap over and test on Tuesday when in Bude. If it is a dud r...
by dblake
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine

Another update - Full beam on the switch doesnt work, but flash does.
More evidence of relay failure? If it is where would be the best place to get one?
by dblake
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine

Thanks for a speedy reply - try and take a look.

Also I should have mentioned it's an N reg (95/96)
by dblake
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Headlight failure - rear, side and full beam fine

Hi all Decided to travel down to Cornwall last night for the start of the family holiday (usually travel Saturday but decided to get an extra day be leaving early evening Friday #-o) but at about 2130 realised it wasn't so bright in front of the van. Pulled off at Tiverton, had a quick check and hea...